The Art of Solipsistic Pop Exhibition

Original artwork from books one and two of Solipsistic Pop will be on display in the Orbital Comics Gallery from May 14. The exhibition will last for two weeks.

There is a private view on the opening night where many artists will be available to talk to. Prints, comics and original artwork will be on sale from the majority of contributors, plus there will be music and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Solipsistic Pop at TCAF

This weekend (May 8-9) is the now annual Toronto Comics Art Festival. Held for the second consecutive year in the impressively large and welcoming Toronto Reference Library. It is free to attend, features a wonderful line-up, and has always been one of the best comic festivals I’ve had the pleasure to attend. If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by.

Solipsistic Pop contributors Julia Scheele, Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby, Lizz Lunney and Howard Hardiman all have tables at the event and will be armed with copies of Solipsistic Pop 1 and 2. Be sure to grab a copy from them if you haven’t done so already.  They will all have new work of their own on sale which will, of course, be worth picking up immediately.

There are also a bunch of exciting comic-related events tied to the festival happening this week. Check the website for more details.

Free Comic Book Day

We Are Words + Pictures are offering a new edition of Paper Science on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday (May 1st). The newspaper features 16 pages of work from some of the best alternative comic artists in the UK (many of whom are Solipsistic Pop contributors).

Mark Oliver and Tom Humberstone will be joining Matthew Sheret at Orbital Comics on Saturday for a Drop In + Draw session. Be sure to come by for your copy and say hi.

Saturday May 1st is Free Comic Book Day, and to celebrate We Are Words + Pictures will be once again releasing the talents of UK comics press on you all with a new edition of Paper Science.

Sporting a brand new cover by Philippa Rice, we’ll be setting ourselves up in London’s Orbital Comics, with 500 free copies to distribute to anyone who comes in. We’ll also be running a Drop In + Draw day there, featuring Tom Humberstone and Mark Oliver as well as the Mobile Library.

This new edition of Paper Science has been created with the generous assistance of Newspaper Club. They’re printing us a 16page, full-colour edition of 500 in time for the event. We’ll also be offering a print-ready PDF of the paper on this site on Saturday under a Creative Commons license, for you to read onscreen or to take to a printer. You can knock up a run wherever you are, just let us know.

We Are Words + Pictures are joined in this madness, in order of appearance, by Philippa Rice, Francesca Cassavetti, Joe Decie, Octavia Raitt, Becky Barnicoat, Daniel Locke, Anne Holiday, Matthew Sheret, Tom Humberstone, Luke Pearson, Adam Cadwell, Geof Banyard, Mark Oliver, Liz Lunney, Douglas Noble, Kristyna Baczynski, Anna Saunders, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Sean Azzopardi, Edward Ross and Marc Ellerby.

Solipsistic Pop 2 Launch

MUSIC FROM: SLEEPING STATES // TRISTRAM // DOGTANION
WE ARE WORDS + PICTURES DJ SET

COMEDY FROM ROBIN INCE // LIVE DRAWING
BUY THE BOOK AT A REDUCED PRICE

MEET THE ARTISTS // FREE SCREENPRINTS FOR THE FIRST 20 CUSTOMERS

7PM WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL // £3
THE CROSS KINGS, KINGS CROSS, 126 YORK WAY (GMAP)

SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
Contains 64 pages of sequential art from some of the best comic artists, illustrators and designers working in the UK today. With a 12 page newspaper insert, gorgeous gatefold cover and specially designed tote bag, it’s a must have for any comic fan.

CONTRIBUTORS
Kristyna Baczynski, Becky Barnicoat, Adam Cadwell, Stephen Collins, Joe Decie, Marc Ellerby, Sally Hancox, Anne Holiday, Tom Humberstone, Philippa Johnson, Daniel Locke, Lizz Lunney, Jack Noel, Mark Oliver, Luke Pearson, Octavia Raitt, Anna Saunders, Julia Scheele, Matthew Sheret, and Matilda Tristram.

PRE-ORDER SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
If you are unable to make the launch night, you can pre-order the book here.

REVIEW SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
Email solipsisticpop@gmail.com to acquire press copies, arrange interviews, or for more information.

STOCK SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
Email solipsisticpop@gmail.com to order copies of the book for your store.

Lost Treasures of the Black Heart

The Lost Treasures of the Black heart
A night dedicated to unsung heroes and hidden gems.

12th January

Upstairs at the Black Heart pub, Camden Town

Doors 7pm
£5 on the door (£3 if you come dressed as the story behind a National Trust property)

We will once again be selling copies of Solipsistic Pop at this final evening curated and hosted by Josie Long. There will be live performances and lectures from comedians and smart people. Anna Saunders will also be drawing during the performances – the results of which will be available to view and/or buy at the end of the night. We Are Words & Pictures will be joining us to sell copies of Paper Science and selected comics/zines.

Flyer By Anna Saunders

Lost Treasures of the Black Heart

The Lost Treasures of the Black heart
A night dedicated to unsung heroes and hidden gems.

8th December

Upstairs at the Black Heart pub, Camden Town

Doors 7pm
£5 on the door

We will be selling copies of Solipsistic Pop at this evening curated and hosted by Josie Long. There will be live performances and lectures from comedians both new and established. Anna Saunders will also be drawing live – with the results projected onto the walls of the Black Heart. We Are Words & Pictures will be joining us to sell copies of the fantastic Paper Science and selected comics/zines.

Flyer by Anna Saunders (colours by Tom Humberstone)

Leeds Thought Bubble

Solipsistic Pop will be on sale at this weekend’s Thought Bubble in Leeds as part of the We Are Words & Pictures stall. Contributors Julia Scheele, Matthew Sheret and Tom Humberstone will be there to sign copies and discuss the book while many other contributors will be at the festival with their own tables.

The WAW&P mini-anthology and Newspaper Club collaboration Paper Science will also be on sale and features work by several contributors from Solipsistic Pop. It will be sold for £1 or come free with every purchase of Solipsistic Pop.

Solipsistic Pop badges and stickers will also be included with each sale.